Three Ghana Premier League (GPL) teams—Accra Hearts of Oak, Wa All Stars and Medeama SC—have qualified to play in the semi-finals of the MTN FA Cup with wins at home.
A late penalty awarded to Hearts forward, Patrick Razak, was beautifully converted by defender, Vincent Atinga, to hand the Phobians a place in the last four of the competition which has seen them triumph over Accra Young Wise and Kotoku Royals respectively.
Wa All Stars also booked their place in the semi-finals following a convincing 2-0 victory against Berekum Chelsea at the Malik Jabir Park in Wa. The Northern Blues grabbed the two goals in the first half courtesy Nasiru Mohammed and Seth Amoateng to secure victory.
Mohammed opened the scoring with a world class strike in the 16th minute after the home side had dominated proceedings before Amoateng added the second right before the break.
The victory means All Stars are on course to claim another silverware after winning their first Ghana Premier League last season. Fellow premier league side and two-time winners of the competition, Medeama SC, also thumped Amidaus Professionals 2-1 at the T&A Park to advance.
The Yellow and Mauves showed their quality against Amidaus who were not at their best on day following a parade of a second string side by Coach George Lamptey. Rashid Nortey and Latif Salifu scored to secure the win in the first 18 minutes of the game while Isaac Amoah scored a consolation goal for the Tema-based side with less than eight minutes remaining to end the match.
The other remaining match between Nea Salamina and Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been rescheduled to a later date.
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